Archive for the ‘Workshop’ Category

I recently answered a call on Feedblitz for artists to talk about their work at Gordonbrock Primary School. Not perhaps the most exciting invitation I’ve had recently but it came in a week when I hadn’t much on, and I used to teach children a very long time ago, so I contacted Alice and offered to do a slot. We finally agreed on an hour with 8 reception class children on a Friday morning. With this age group a talk was out of the question and so I warped up 8 toilet rolls, got my box of ‘yarns I don’t mind others using’ out of the loft, and with a couple of examples of what you can achieve on the loom, set off for Gordonbrock.

It wasn’t the most exciting workshop that I have run this year but it certainly was the most high energy and exhausting! I’d forgotten what a diverse group 5 & 6 year olds can be personality-wise. (more…)

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I’m running a series of Life Drawing sessions for artists. Basic fee of between £12 and £15 for 3hrs depending on number of participants. On Thursday 8th July 6.30-9.30pm I have a male model medium build, young(ish). Anyone interested in coming along should contact me soonest – 07967 018 514 or email: chrissys.email@talktalk.net

If you are interested in the longer term even if you can’t make this Thursday do let me know.

Chrissy Thirlaway

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We have 87 artists taking part in our SLWA Bankside show exhibiting 114 pieces.
There is still some space left if you wish to exhibit a second or third work.
Contact Leonie on slwa@btconnect.com for details.

The workshop for everyone showing at Bankside –  “Presenting your work to its best advantage” –
is on Saturday 23 January, 10am-1pm, the Linbury Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery. (more…)

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At Westminster Adult Education Service students/artists have been exploring their own creativity in relation to colour and its application. They enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in which ideas, experiments and experience is shared. Drawing skills are also taught and developed, using a variety of media.
My new work is informed by the colour theory I’m teaching at WAES. Sometimes it’s good to re-fresh skills and gain inspiration.

Would any members be interested in the ‘Dynamics of Colour’, Visual Arts course?
From 13th January 2010, duration; 10 weeks. Sessions are from 10.00am-1.00pm on Wednesday mornings.

For more info; www.waes.ac.uk
To enrol; t. 0207 297 7297 Or by post, fax or on-line
The Education Team, WAES, Amberley Road Centre, Amberley Road, London W9 2JJ

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chrisys*NOTE: Change Of Date Wednesday 18th nov 6-8.30*

Apologies for late notice. Change of date due to PPD talk. Now you can do both!

Another chance to learn about different clays and their uses at Chrissy Silvers studio.
Contact Chrissy by e mail. silverchrissy@mac.com

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Reminder: Monday December 7th –  Angela Schütz

At this busy time of year, as we prepare for the Christmas break – traditionally a time of activity followed by a period of reflection – we welcome your attendance to hear our third speaker Angela Schütz, who will be asking us to examine the creative process itself.


Angela Schütz, a practising artist and psychosynthesis counsellor will present a psycho-spiritual view of creativity and the creative block. Using examples from her own artwork she will be sharing her personal experience as well as inviting us to reflect on our own art practice and to gain a deeper insight into the creative process and what makes it flow.

“Creativity is being in the world soulfully, for the only thing we truly make, whether in the arts, in culture or at home, is soul.”
Thomas Moore

Looking forward to January: on Monday 18th Edward Birch of the Southwark Arts Forum will start our SLWA year off by encouraging us to get out of our studios and work places and reap the benefits of networking. Also, gleaned from time spent at the Arts Council, Edward will give his top tips for making succesful funding appliactions.

We look forward to seeing lots of members and friends at these talks.

Best wishes,

Laura and Liz

PPD is a series of talks specifically for SLWAs, aiming to enhance the personal and professional development and artistic practice of contemporary women artists, especially those who are balancing career and family. We have eight great speakers, one talk a month, on a range of topics. Held at Dulwich Library from 6-9pm they are informal, fun and informative. Read this review of the first event, here.  Topics include time management, women in visual culture, the creative process, effective networking, selling work, exhibition submissions, and more. Read on for info on future talks.

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Interested in developing your own work whilst learning screen printing skills.? Lucy Bainbridge, an SLWA member, is offering a course on screen printing – and it’s free. Starting in the new year it will run once a week for four weeks at Bainbridge Studios. Sydenham Place, West Norwood, SE27 0AP. To sign up or to find out more, email the studio, subject ‘SLWA screen-print’ at info@bainbridgestudios.co.uk

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8th September, 7.00pm-9.00pm   
Experimental drawing workshop;

The workshop will be a sharing of ideas about drawing from doodles to more
conscious mark making.
Participants are encouraged to suggest drawing exercises.
Bring own art materials
Refreshments provided.

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